A stability ball can add dimension to your workouts. There are so many different ways to incorporate it into your workout. I know I can’t be the only one that gets one at the gym.
You can even buy one for at home. The stability ball is such a versatile and inexpensive piece of equipment.
Stability balls add an unstable surface to your workout, forcing you to work harder and use more muscles just to keep stable. They are great for core work and stretching.
Stability Ball Workout
Complete this workout as a circuit, moving from one exercise to the next with little to no rest. Repeat this circuit 3 times.
Push Ups – Roll over the stability ball so that your legs or feet are on the ball (the closer to the feet the ball is, the harder the exercise is, so if you need to modify, have the ball on the thighs). Once you are in a plank position on the ball with the hands directly under the shoulders, lower your body down in a straight line, keeping the abs tight, and then push back up. Keep a straight line from the head to the toes the entire time.
Ball Tucks – Roll over the ball so that your legs or feet are on the ball (the closer to the feet the ball is, the harder the exercise is, so if you need to modify, have the ball on the thighs). Once you are in a plank position on the ball with the hands directly under the shoulders. Contract your lower abs to raise your hips as high as you can, allowing the ball to roll down to your shins under control and bringing your knees into your chest. Push your knees back out and allow your abs to relax to roll the ball back in the reverse direction.